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Marble Zip Tours is a remarkable company located in a fascinating area. Newfoundland (also known as the Big Rock) is quite unique compared to the rest of Canada. Here are some interesting facts about the company and the region:

Facts About Marble Zip Tours

  • Marble Zip Tours has the highest zip-line in Canada
  • MZT received the Cal LeGrow Tourism Innovator of the Year Award at the Tourism Excellence Awards Gala. MZT received this award on February 28th, 2014 for demonstrating ingenuity and creativity in their business activities. They also received it for having a positive impact on the tourism industry by creating something new or putting a new spin on a product or service.  Adapting new technologies to fit within the surrounding natural environment, the Spider Challenge offered a complimentary and exciting activity to existing zip lines.
  • Marble Zip Tours was listed as one of the TOP 10 Adventure Tours in Canada by Adventria.
  • MZT was featured in the National Post’s article “The Great Canadian Adventure: 100 ways to fill your calendar this fall” as idea number 8.

Facts About Marble Mountain

  • The ski resort at Marble Mountain, near Corner Brook, has nearly 30 ski runs; the highest run has a vertical drop of almost 1600 feet (485 metres).
  • Marble Mountain Resort boasts the best skiing east of the Rockies and has an annual snowfall of more than 16 feet.

Facts About Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

  • The City of Corner Brook is the largest community in Western Newfoundland, and is the main service centre for the coastline.
  • Corner Brook is the snowiest city in Canada.
  • Corner Brook is a one hour drive from Gros Morne National Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.
  • Corner Brook is the smallest city to have ever hosted the Canada Winter Games. They hosted them between February 20 and March 6, 1999.

Facts About the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Newfoundland and Labrador English is often regarded as the most distinctive dialect of English in Canada.
  • Some Newfoundland dialects are similar to what one might hear in Ireland or parts of England (or a bizarre combination of both). Their dialect and language is so diverse, they have our own dictionary!
  • The Province is officially called Newfoundland and Labrador. Formerly known as just “Newfoundland” as a colony, dominion and province, in 2001 they officially changed the name to Newfoundland and Labrador to reflect the larger hunk of land on the continental mainland. They had to amend the Canadian constitution to do this.
  • Newfoundland has their own time zone “Newfoundland Time”. Being in your own time zone isn’t that big of a deal, but the Newfoundland time zone is one of the rare time zones which is a 30 minute time zone. It is 30 minutes ahead of Atlantic time and 90 minutes ahead of eastern time.
  • 94% of the population lives on the island of Newfoundland. Even though Labrador has twice the area and is on the mainland, almost everyone lives on Newfoundland Island.

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